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Your Guide to Fine Jewelry Must-Haves

Fine Jewelry Must-Haves: Estate, Custom, and Designer Jewelry

There are so many amazing pieces of fine jewelry awaiting your jewelry box, it’s hard to narrow down the must-haves! But we’ve come up with some of our top fine jewelry picks from jewelry designers David Yurman, Ippolita, Phillips House, and Marco Bicego, plus some great ideas for custom jewelry and tips on finding estate jewelry you’ll count on every day.

David Yurman

David Yurman’s Cable Classic Bracelets are just that, classic! The cable bracelet is our go-to for mixing, matching and collecting. You can really wear these every day, with every outfit. If you haven’t started collecting your David Yurman bracelets yet, start here. They’re great on their own and easy to mix with other styles! David Yurman is available at all our locations in Raleigh, Greenville, and Rocky Mount.

David Yurman cable classic bracelet stacks


Ippolita has a whole collection named appropriately, Classico. Any of these essential, timeless pieces are perfect starters for your collection. Signature Ippolita shapes are hand-sculpted and define your daily look with organic, polished or hammered surfaces. Ippolita has a LOT of really fun pieces of jewelry you’ll want to add to your collection! But if you don’t have them yet, start with theses classic staples. Coming in silver and gold, different sizes and textures, you’re sure to find classics that are just right for you. Shop Ippolita at any of our four locations in Raleigh, Greenville, and Rocky Mount. Get a glimpse of our collection online, here.

Lady wearing Ippolita Classico collection Bracelets

Marco Bicego

Marco Bicego has a unique, old-world look he creates with his hand-engraved gold. His Lunaria drop earrings are a favorite go-to statement earring. They make an impact yet they’re versatile enough to go with lots of looks. Marco Bicego also has a great collection of rings, bracelets, and necklaces. Available at our Cameron Village location in Raleigh and our Greenville location. Shop a sample collection online, here.

Modeling below, #tinakunakey.

Image on the left is a woman wearing gold Marco Bicego Lunaria drop earrings and image on the right are close ups of the gold Marco Bicego Lunaria drop earrings

Phillips House

The Phillips House classic Infinity necklaces are a chic staple you can wear every day. Coming in white, rose or yellow gold and multiple sizes, you can find the perfect one (or two, or three) just right for you! The pave diamond collection also includes stunning earrings, rings, and bracelets. Get a glimpse at our Phillips House collection, here. Shop in person at our Raleigh Cameron Village or Greenville locations.

Lady in a blue shirt wearing a Phillip's House Diamond Necklace

Estate Jewelry

Rings are so fun to collect! This a great place to incorporate some go-to estate jewelry. You can create a ring stack that’s uniquely you with elements of old and new. And pretty much every occasion is a perfect reason to add to your stack! Need a birthday gift for yourself? Did you get a promotion, or have a child or grandchild? Hey, we should get a present when we become a grandma, too! It’s a big deal. Anniversaries are another great reason to add to your collection, and never forget the much loved  ‘just because gift’. (That one might be our favorite.)

This first ring stack shows off all vintage rings and the second stack incorporates a sapphire estate ring with new diamond bands mixed in. See how fun they are!? Start creating your look now! Shop any of our locations to start your estate jewelry collection.

Close up images of 2 ring stacks from Bailey's Fine Jewelry's estate jewelry collection

Custom Jewelry

With custom jewelry, you can pretty much do whatever you want! Check out Pinterest for some ideas to get started. Then bring your ideas to us so we can help create something that’s uniquely you, inspired by your findings! The inspiration you find doesn’t have to be just jewelry, either. For instance, we created this Black Swan necklace for the Carolina Ballet based on their production of Swan Lake. Whatever you love or inspires you, bring it to us! We’ll help bring it to life! Find out more about the custom jewelry process, here.

Image on the left is a closeup of a custom necklace with a black swan design, and image on the right is a woman in a ballerina dress wearing the custom necklace

Whatever your style or jewelry needs and wants are, we would love to help you find the perfect pieces! Come see us today to start adding to your collection, or create a wishlist for when it’s time. Hope to see you soon!

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